At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to fnd a monster outside hisbedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’sbeen expecting — he’s been expecting the one romhis nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. Themonster in his backyard is dierent. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something rom Conor.Something terrible and dangerous. It wants thetruth. From the fnal idea o award-winningauthor Siobhan Dowd — whose premature deathrom cancer prevented her rom writing it hersel —Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly unny novel o mischie, loss, and monsters bothreal and imagined.
About the Author
is the author o the critically acclaimed and best-selling Chaos Walking trilogy.He has won numerous awards, including the
Children’s Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and the Costa Children’s Book Award. Born in Virginia, he lives in London.
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— Michelle Parry, English Department Chair, Alcoa High School, Tennessee
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s by Patrick Ness, illustrated by Jim Kay.
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